ON Saturday 19 March Oliver Callan will return to the Patrick Kavanagh Centre in his native village of Inniskeen for what promises to be a hilarious night of entertainment.
Oliver Callan ‘the greatest mimic Ireland has seen since the late Dermot Morgan’ is the voice behind Nob Nation – Ireland’s most listened to radio comedy satire series on RTE 2FM and RTE Radio 1.
He has been described by The Late Late Show as ‘the man of a thousand voices’, and by The Sunday World as ‘one of Ireland’s most popular comedians’.
He is well-known for his various appearances on chat shows and other programmes on RTE and TV3 for over 15 years, since the end of Dermot Morgan’s Scrap Saturday in 1991.
His new comedy series Green Tea on RTE Radio 1 provides us with a hilarious glimpse of Ireland- past, present and future. This is a concert not to be missed. Tickets for this event are available from the Patrick Kavanagh Centre 042 9378560 and from local outlets in the Inniskeen area.
The centre houses exhibitions on local history and on Kavanagh and has a sixty-seat audio-visual theatre, and a research library. Also on view are twelve specially commissioned paintings illustrating Kavanagh’s epic poem The Great Hunger, a miniature model depicting Kavanagh’s classic, A Christmas Childhood, Kavanagh’s Death Mask and other memorabilia associated with the poet.
The special feature of the Patrick Kavanagh Centre is the unique performance tour of Kavanagh Country which takes in many local sites immortalised by Inniskeen’s most famous son, with anecdotes, historical facts, wild rumours and even the odd poem along the way. The tour rounds off back at the centre with a half-hour one-man show by Inniskeen actor, Gene Carroll, advance booking is advised to avoid disappointment.
The centre is closed Monday except for prior tour bookings. It is opened Tuesday to Friday 11am to 5pm. Also Saturdays 2 to 5pm and Sundays (June to Sept) 2 to 5pm.
For school visits and tour bookings please contact 042 - 9378560, email: email@example.com. School tours cover topics such as history, topography, folklore, and local legends as well as Kavanagh’s life and work.